Family and hard work are the foundation of legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s world. It’s a formula he has applied in his career, his philanthropy and his personal life, with much success. So when one of his own sons came to him with a dream to launch a wine label, Bon Jovi, now 59, not only said yes, he dove in head first, partnering with son Jesse Bongiovi and Gérard Bertrand, one of the savviest vintners in France, to help make it happen. Since the launch in 2018, their Languedoc rosé, Hampton Water, has become a sensation, achieving double-digit growth every year.
The family is also deeply involved in charitable efforts, with multiple projects to feed the hungry and house the homeless. Wine Spectator profiles Bon Jovi’s journey from small-town New Jersey kid to globally famous musician, supportive father and working force for good.